Brunei's Second Finance Minister meets Singapore PM

Brunei's Second Finance Minister meets Singapore PM
Second Minister of Finance YB Pehin Dato Hj Abdul Rahman (left) meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

MALAYSIA - The Second Minister of Finance yesterday met Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after he became the fourth Bruneian to visit the city-state under the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship.

The Singapore High Commission in Brunei stated in a press release that the minister would be meeting Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and other senior officials.

YB Pehin Dato Hj Abd Rahman would also be visiting a range of agencies in Singapore, including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ministry of Manpower, and the Ministry of National Development.

The one-north business park and the Social Service Office at Choa Chu Kang was also part of the itinerary.

The fellowship was introduced in 1991 whereby outstanding individuals are invited to take part in high-level exchange visits to Singapore.

The individuals are chosen on the basis of their proven track record or extraordinary potential to contribute to the development of their nations, as well as promote international understanding and goodwill, the high commission said.

YB Pehin Dato Hj Abd Abdul Rahman was appointed as Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister's Office in 2005, after a long and distinguished career in various economic agencies.

The Singapore High Commission in a press release stated that the eight-day visit that began yesterday underscored the excellent state of Singapore-Brunei relations.

It followed the successful state visit by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam last month.

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